It's hard to believe that we are well into the holiday season, or that Christmas is only 17 days away. Crazy! We brought out our elf on the shelf again this year & without a doubt, Waverly is more into it than ever before. She's named her "Feesbie", which was one of the suggestions in the book, which we read every.single.night! So far we've just moved her around to random places throughout the house, nothing crazy, but I did manage a breakfast made by Feesbie when I had off last week. Waverly thought it was pure magic. :)
For the record, my child is not the biggest rule-follower ever. If you know the elf on the shelf story, you know that no one is supposed to touch the elf. Waverly has touched her no less than 20 times already, despite the fact that we've told her that Feesbie reports back to Santa. Girl likes to test her limits, and I'm totally screwed. ;)
We also decked our halls with our new REAL tree! Bringing out ornaments is definitely a highlight of the holidays for me, my family has an ornament exchange every year and I also exchange with friends, so it's so much fun to bring them out and remember the meaning behind each of them. Waverly absolutely loved pulling out each one, she kept saying "Mom, this one is gorgeous!, and "Are you so excited to see the next?". Both girls loved the lights, it was pure chaos and I had to pretty much redo everything on my own once they went down for a nap, but it made for cute pictures! And sweet memories.
Even though this year we are a little more sleep-deprived than the past couple seasons, and doing little things like these are definitely more of a challenge, they are so very important to me. I hope my kids will grow up loving these traditions & will look back on their childhood with the best memories just like I do. No doubt, this will be our most magical holiday season yet. :)
Have a very merry week, friends!